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TitlePalliative care for older people : a public health perspective
Author Lieve van den Block [and five others]
ImprintOxford : Oxford University Press, 2015
Edition First edition
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717614.001.0001
Descript 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)

SUMMARY

The ageing of society is becoming a major public health issue, posing challenges to social and health care structures in many countries. This book demonstrates the added value of palliative care which, although traditionally focused on cancer and the very end of life, can play a role in strengthening and complementing the care of older people. The book outlines the current state of worldwide policy work, research, and innovations in the field of public health and palliative care for older people and concludes with recommendations for policy and decision makers, at international and national level


Palliative treatment Older people -- Medical care Terminal care Medical policy



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